VLT platform panorama at dusk

Panorama of the Very Large Telescope platform at ESO's Cerro Paranal observing site. Located in the Atacama Desert of Chile, the site is over 2600 metres above sea level, providing incredibly dry, dark viewing conditions. The VLT is the world’s most advanced optical instrument, consisting of four Unit Telescopes with main mirrors 8.2 metres in diameter and four movable 1.8-metre diameter Auxiliary Telescopes.

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Id:vlt-platform-dusk
Type:Photographic
Release date:18 May 2013, 15:23
Size:15136 x 6662 px

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Name:Panorama, Paranal, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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